School celebrates 100 years
RENO — A picnic will be held today to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Washoe County School District’s oldest active school. The public is invited to attend the event marking the milestone for Mount Rose Elementary School in Reno. The school, built in a Mission Revival architectural style, has educated children in Reno’s southwest and downtown neighborhoods. A group of citizen activists persuaded the school board in the 1980s to renovate...
Driving and texting ban takes effect
CARSON CITY (AP) — Nevadans have three months to wean themselves from talking and texting while behind the wheel, and law enforcement officers are at the ready to offer some stern support to help them along. A new law banning talking on a hand-held cell phone or operating an electronic device while driving takes effect today. Hands-free calling is still allowed. For three months, offending drivers will be given warnings. But come Jan. 1, viola...